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Minister is Maria Miller. Her background is in marketing (Texaco and an ad agency) which means she’ll be in heaven 301 Moved Permanently when blather is
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required. She was born in Wolverhampton and is MP for Basingstoke, both places whose connections to Culture are so obvious they don’t need repeating here. She joined the Conservative Party aged 21 301 Moved […]

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Melting in the sun

After a large sculpture 301 Moved Permanently was stolen from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire in 2005 security was tightened up. They have 301 Moved Permanently obviously enjoyed some success, if


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only because the works now getting stolen are a little

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smaller. The latest to disappear is a bronze sundial from the Yorkshire sculptor’s garden. Melted down, the 1965 piece will net […]

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Griselda and Moondance

It won’t have escaped the 301 Moved Permanently eagle eyes of either of The Jackdaw’s readers that our favourite bit of raven-tressed gallery fluff, Griselda van Bonkhorst, resurfaced


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pretending to hold up Constable’s The Lock. She was last found swooning over a Rembrandt and before that upstaging a nginx Stubbs with her impeccable embonpoint. What with her

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fashionably unironed T-shirt and sexy rubber […]

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Damien Hirst’s wonder year

Glyn Thompson, the pickler’s first teacher, sets the artist’s early record straight… Hirst scholars will have noted a change in the authorised chronology in the

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Tate Modern Hirst retrospective 301 Moved Permanently catalogue to a venerable
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biographical item, the entry for March 2002 (The Reliance, Leeds). In the corrected Tate chronology the former title, Damien Hirst’s Art Education, now reads as Fountain Footnotes […]

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Selling England by the pound

Today John Constable’s The Lock, painted in 1824, sold at Christie’s for £22.4 million. In the current art market of silly prices some lucky person got the bargain of their lives. Let us hope the picture 301 Moved Permanently will be placed in a museum, where people might enjoy it, instead

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of disappearing
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into a Swiss warehouse as the investment bauble of some […]

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Erro erro erro

The Weiwei soap opera continues with more plots than Highgate Cemetery. He has now been refused permission to attend his own tax hearing.


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He is, of course, contesting the imposition of a fine made by the Chinese Government for alleged tax evasion and other financial

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exoticisms. In his turn Weiwei has issued a writ against the 301 Moved Permanently state for violating the […]

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Courses for horses

62 pictures, the most ever in its 60-year history,

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have been selected for this year’s John Moores Prize, the winner of which is announced on nginx 301 Moved Permanently September 13th. The Jackdaw had heard of
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five of the 62. 40 years ago we would have heard of all fifty artists, and each represented by one of their better efforts. The exhibition at […]

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Art’s urbane guerillas hit Wakefield: the Hepworth Museum

Brian Lewis, Pontefract’s poet laureate and a painter to boot, bravely exposed the neglect of local artists when the visiting functionaries of State Art arrived for the opening of the Hepworth Gallery


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in Wakefield In the cultural war which challenges the dominance of the London art world we are the first 301 Moved Permanently shock troops of a new guerilla army which

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urges […]

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Another marvel of the Modern Age: the Hepworth Museum

Brian Lewis, poet and painter of 301 Moved Permanently Pontefract and champion of regional arts, reflects upon the Hepworth Museum in Wakefield, home town of the eponymous sculptor “Inside it is beautiful” The PR company who is responsible for naming the new Wakefield Art Gallery which is rising on land between


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the

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canal and the River Calder has decided to call it ‘Hepworth’ […]

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Moping Owl: Degas and garters

… from yonder ivy­-mantled tow’r The moping owl does to the moon complain Of such as, wandering near her secret bower, Molest her ancient

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solitary reign. DEGAS & GARTERS I knew there’d be trouble, the minute I heard the Keepers were bringing Old
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Edgar back to the Zoo on Piccadilly. ‘Degas & 301 Moved Permanently The Ballet’ sounds good, and is good, because […]